Truist Gives $100K Grant To Food Bank

Posted on June 10, 2020

For original Daily News-Record article, click here. Date: June 10, 2020 For the last two months, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has been working to provide food boxes for individuals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a hefty grant from Truist Financial Corp. will allow it to serve more people. As part of its national […]

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Posted on June 9, 2020

Cash Grants for Businesses Suffering Loss due to COVID-19 Date: June 9, 2020 Waynesboro, VA – Recognizing that small businesses are a critical component of the City’s economic fabric, City Council has introduced an ordinance creating the Waynesboro Renaissance Fund which will provide grants to businesses that have suffered a loss due to business closures […]

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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Receives $100,000 Grant from Truist for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Posted on June 8, 2020

Date: June 8, 2020 (VERONA, Va. — June 8, 2020) — A $100,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation is helping the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank procure food boxes for individuals and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $50 million national […]

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Berry Global Group Addresses Global Shortage Of Face Mask Materials

Posted on May 20, 2020

To address the ever increasing demand for face mask material in the U.S., Berry has expanded its Meltex™ platform to add capacity in Waynesboro, VA. For original Business Facilities article, click here. Date: May 20, 2020 Last month, Berry Global Group, Inc. announced strategic initiatives to increase production of face mask materials. The initiatives include […]

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The Shenandoah Valley is Resilient

Posted on May 14, 2020

Date: May 14, 2020 SVP Investors and Partners, Like many of you, I’ve participated on zoom meetings and webinars these past few weeks and the two buzz words – resilient and pivot – are consistent throughout the conversations. On behalf of myself, SVP staff, and SVP Board of Directors, thank you. Thank you for proving […]

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Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Announces Over $2.8 Million in GO Virginia Grants

Posted on May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020 ~ Funding to support regional economic development initiatives ~ Richmond – The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced today $2,872,931 in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) funding for 13 regional projects. The GO Virginia Board, which includes key members of the Governor’s cabinet, the General Assembly and […]

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Mercury Paper Donates Needed Supplies

Posted on April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Michelle Bixler Director of Community Development 540-394-8020 (not for publication) Strasburg, Va. – Mercury Paper is donating over $27,000 worth of supplies to healthcare workers and those in need this week in response to the demand for the products during the fight to mitigate the spread of […]

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Metal Fabricators Advancing the Cause Against COVID-19

Posted on April 15, 2020

Shenandoah Valley company Valley Precision Inc. mentioned in an article about manufacturers helping with the response to COVID-19. For original article, click here. April 13, 2020 In these uncertain times in our history, confronted with an unimagined worldwide pandemic, there is one thing that’s proven certain: Sheet metal fabricators are innovative, resourceful and ready to […]

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JMU Chemistry Lends a Hand – Sanitizer, that is

Posted on April 13, 2020

For original article, click here. Date: April 13, 2020 With its labs shut down for the foreseeable future, the James Madison University (JMU) Chemistry Department has found a way to use some of the chemicals it normally uses for teaching to aid medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. It turns out […]

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JMU Libraries Bolsters Community Effort to Produce Personal Protective Equipment for Local Needs

Posted on April 13, 2020

For original article, click here. Date: April 13, 2020 All appears quiet on the campus of James Madison University (JMU), as students and staff work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inside JMU Libraries, however, dozens of 3D printers are running nearly around the clock, producing face shields for local hospitals, hospices, eldercare centers, and […]

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